TITLE

A political action against popular opinion: Aznar's final speech before the Spanish Parliament justifying the war in Iraq (December 2003)

AUTHOR(S)
Pujante, David; Morales-López, Esperanza
PUB. DATE
April 2008
SOURCE
Journal of Language & Politics;2008, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p71
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper analyses the last speech delivered in the Spanish Parliament (on 2 December 2003) by President Aznar, in which he attempts to discursively uphold the reasons for his decision to support Bushs Administration (although with a small number of troops), and prove his interpretation of events. This speech is the richest in symbolism: it was made after the end of the war and no weapons of mass destruction were found, and also because it took place several hours after the funeral service for seven Spanish intelligence agents, murdered in Iraq.
ACCESSION #
32192479

 

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